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Spring Lecture Series Movie Night: Global Harbors: A Waterfront Renaissance

  • AIABaltimore 11 1/2 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD, 21224 United States (map)

Join us for a movie night and discussion in conjunction with the 2019 AIA Baltimore and BAF Spring Lecture Series.

Beer and popcorn provided. We’ll be screening “Global Harbors: A Waterfront Renaissance”, a film that tells the story of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor renaissance and the waterfronts around the world it inspired. Discussion to follow, moderated by Cristina Murphy, Assistant Professor, Morgan State University, School of Architecture and Planning.

About the film:

Fifty years ago, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor was one of the city’s worst areas, full of rotting, rat infested piers and trash. Today, it is a worldwide tourist destination and a model for waterfront cities around the globe. Experience the journey – and meet the pioneers – behind Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and its impact around the world with “Global Harbors: A Waterfront Renaissance”. It is a riveting tale told by a journalist-turned-urban planner Martin Millspaugh, and includes first-person accounts from community leaders who accomplished what was once considered nearly impossible.

Produced by award-winning journalists Cari Stein and Kim Skeen and narrated by native Baltimorean and acclaimed Hollywood actor/film director Charles S. Dutton, “Global Harbors: A Waterfront Renaissance” traces the astonishing transformation of a declining, old, rust-belt city into a waterfront metropolis that inspired the world.